England Soil Profiles
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Eldridge soils are moderately well
drained soils formed in sandy eolian and/or fluvial deposits
underlain by silty lacustrine (lake floor) deposits. Photo by Jim Turenne,
location: Martha's Vineyard Massachusetts.
Map Unit Description
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Classification: Sandy over loamy, mixed, nonacid, mesic,
Class: Moderately well drained.
Material: Sandy eolian and/or fluvial deposits overlying
silty lacustrine sediments.
Rapid to moderately rapid in the solum, slow in the substratum.
Water Holding Capacity: Low.
Reaction: strongly acid through neutral.
to Bedrock: Greater than 65 inches.
High Watertable: Depth: 1.5 to 3.5 feet below the
Months: December to April.
Soil: No (may have hydric inclusions).
Potential: Frequency and Type: None.
Inclusions: Deerfield and Scio soils are similar inclusions.
Poorly drained Enosburg, Raynham, and Wareham soils are on lower
elevations and adjacent to drainageways. Well drained Hinesburg,
Windsor, and Wampanucket soils are on higher elevations.
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